Sunday, December 04, 2016

{Mercy Meadow: Progress}

Lots of time spent in the place we will SOON call home...nothing completely checked off the list to update as I have in the past thus far...but so close on so much!

Since we keep this blog as our family scrapbook and print it out into book form each year, I wanted to make sure to include these photos for us to look back, another update most likely this week as siding is nearly finished...and paint is almost done...and our flooring is nearly completed as well.  It's like a little hurricane around Mercy Meadow these last few weeks...and that keeps us happy! 

This week we should also be wrapping up the screened porch, cabinets and hanging the rest of the lighting!

I got a call nearly every morning this past week with something last minute that needed to be done and I've done a TON ahead of time.  It's crazy to me all the little things that you never even think about until it's time!  So thankful my babies are home and we can make it an adventure and quite the learning experience as we build our home together!

 Neatest little story about this Kohler apron farmhouse my builder uses a stone shop in a little town up the road for countertops and I went up there to pick everything out one morning with Bear and Panda.  I had already been before and the owners knew I wanted lots of white pretty stones...and that if at all possible I'd love some marble for the guest bath.  They had just the right size of carerra marble for that sink surround and gave us a steal since it was a remnant!  Since I saved on the counters, I made a deal with the owners over this sink that was just laying around their yard.  It had come out of their old showroom.  I had dreamed of a sink like this but knew it was not in the budget unless I found it used (ha!) but after calling her back and inquiring about it later that day...she made me the deal of a lifetime!  I am so excited to have something like this!  It's cast iron and so pretty in person!  It still had the original plastic wrap on it and cleaned up beautifully! Hopefully, by the end of the week I will be seeing it in its new home! 

 The boys spend a good bit of their time fishing while I meet with subcontractors. :)

Early morning view coming down our dirt peaceful! 

  When the painter leaves the light on and it actually looks like a home!

Painted gray-ish doors were quite a risk for this very conservative lady but I love them!

Hardwoods are in!!!

Our finishing guy is amazing!  I literally showed him one photo of some old barn beams that I loved and he recreated them!  These beams were never part of our plan but the framers messed up on vaulting our ceiling (they began the vault at 20 feet and not 16 feet) which meant that we had to get creative to not look like a church.  ;)  We decided to only partially vault it and then turn it into a barn-ish beam ceiling.  Best mistake ever!!!

And when your fan is 20 feet high (or higher), you have to get creative on lighting.  We decided to put sconces around the great room and added a more recessed lighting on the nearby kitchen ceiling that is open to the great room.

Charcoal slate in the master and laundry!

Faux hardwood for the kids' bathrooms!

Here's the back from our little pond!  The siding guys should finish the last little bit of board and batten and shake this week and start on the screened in porch where the back porch is!  Scott's only request in our home is that he have a screened porch...which is quite a treat in the South!  We are so excited to have both a garage and a screened porch...two things neither of us have ever had!  It's such a dream and we pray that the Lord is already going before us and paving the way for many to be blessed and experience His presence in this place!

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